Archive for Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving

C.R.A.F.T.-Challenge 335-October 29th – Shaped Card


This week our design team challenges you to make a “shaped” card (anything but a square or rectangle). I hand sketched a pumpkin shape, coloured and cut out 2,  attached front and back together, then added the digi stamp called AJ the Pilgrim by The Stamping Boutique. For the digi, I paper pieced most of the turkey and pilgrim. I also used Copic markers. The sentiment is from PI.

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C.R.A.F.T.-Challenge 332-October 8th – Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving


At CRAFT this week we definitely are thinking about the “fall” season. I make Fall/Thanksgiving/Halloween cards for all the residents at the Belmont Nursing Home so I opted for a Halloween card. I used 5 of the digital papers from Imagine That! Digistamps – Fabulous Fall for my background design. The mummy character is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. The sentiment is from PI.

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101 Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving Cards

Every year I make 130 Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving Cards for all the residents at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility as a way to Pay it Forward for the wonderful care they provided my mother. I have been making a few cards over the past year, but had the concentrate on making 101 this past week. I try to not make more than 6 cards the same so each resident on the 6 wings of the facilities gets a different card than their roommate or neighbour. All coloured images were done with paper piecing or coloured with Copics.

Here are samples of the different cards I made. Note: If you want details about any of these cards re: stamps used, dies, etc just contact me.

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fall7 fall6

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fall30 fall 20

fall 14 fall 13


fall24 fall15

fall31 fall25

fall12 fall10

fall 18 fall 17

fall40 fall 19

Simply Create Too – Challenge 95 – AUTUMN SPLENDOR

1 MYRNA DT BADGEOur latest challenge at Simply Create Too is Autumn Splendor. When I saw this digi stamp at Tiddly Inks called Wryn’s Leaves I knew it would make a perfect fall splendor themed card. I made two versions of the card. I coloured the image with Copic markers. Next, because I was trying to capture a moment in time, I thought using a poloriod frame from MFT was perfect. For the first card, I sponged the background of the image was distress markers, then popped the frame up with foam. I added some twine from my stash and a couple of die cut leaves. For the leaves, I used distress inks, smooched them on my craft matt, spritzed with water, then blotted a sheet of water colour paper. Once dry, I die cut various leaves. The sentiment is from PI. I used leaf dies from Lawn Fawn, MFT and Memory Box.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 327 – 3rd of September – Gift Bag or Box


This week the Design Team is challenging you to make a gift bag or box. Each year I like to make up special Halloween “Trick or Treat” bags. My design for this year uses the MFT - Die-namics Paper Bag Treat Box and Die-namics Paper Bag Peek-a-Boos. It makes the most adorable little paper bag looking box especially if you use kraft card stock. I fill it with special candies and a surprise “trick”. I also added Bugaboo’s – Halloween Mummy Trick or Treat. I coloured the little creature with Copic markers.



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